Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Announces the Winners Of Its Second Annual Best Practices Awards Competition

(OCT 10, 2012, WIESBADEN, GERMANY) – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announces the winners of its second annual Best Practices Awards here on September 28 awards ceremony and dinner, according to Mark Paterson, PRGN president.

“The PRGN Best Practices Awards competition helps to build our knowledge center that can be accessed by member firms and their clients,” said Paterson. “The judges’ criteria took into account strategy, creativity, execution and results.”

In this competition there were 120 entries in 13 categories. There were a total of 37 awards distributed consisting of 13 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze.

Top winners were Multi Communications in Poland and L.C. Williams & Associates in the U.S.A. Each won five awards. Gold awards were earned by Currie Communications (Australia) for Corporate Communications and Event Communications; Multi Communications (Poland) for Corporate Responsibility Campaigns and Internal Communications; Identia PR (Argentina) for Crisis Management and Public Affairs/Lobbying; Cullen for B2B Communications; Spider PR (England) for Consumer Communications: L.C. Williams & Associates (U.S.A.) for Green PR; The Fearey Group (U.S.A.) for Social Media Communications; Landis Communications (U.S.A.) for Community Relations; and cometis AG (Germany) for Financial Communications and Investor Relations.

Other winning firms that earned silver or bronze recognition included Buchanan Public Relations (U.S.A.); energi PR (Canada), Perfect Relations (India); SCR (Spain); Athenora Consulting (Belgium); Ground Floor Media (U.S.A.); Stevens Strategic Communications (U.S.A.); and HWB Communications (South Africa).

PRGN posts the winning entries on its website www.prgn.com.

Category 1: corporate communications

Gold:
Agency: Currie Communications (Australia)
Project: Australia Post Kids Teaching Kids Week

Silver:
Agency: Buchanan Public Relations LLC (USA)
Project: Bucking Traditional Law Firm Leadership Expectations

Bronze:
Agency: energi PR (Canada)
Project: Hotels.com Hotel Price Index – Spring Campaign

Category 2: B2B communications

Gold:
Agency: Cullen Communications (Ireland)
Project: Launching FedEx in Northern Ireland

Silver:
Agency: L.C. Williams & Associates (USA)
Project: Dry Topic Leads to Dramatic Results

Bronze:
Agency: Cullen Communications (Ireland)
Project: NNI Journalism Awards 2012

Category 3: consumer communications

Gold:
Agency: Spider PR (England)
Project: Lily’s Kitchen launches new dog cook book–’Dinner for Dogs’

Silver:
Agency: The Fearey Group (USA)
Project: Can your robot do this?

Bronze:
Agency: L.C. Williams & Associates (USA)
Project: First Alert’s Great Escape

Category 4: crisis management

Gold:
Agency: Identia PR (Argentina)
Project: The perfect storm: building relations in a water crisis

Silver:
Agency: Perfect Relations (India)
Project: Navigating the World’s 7th Largest Mobile Operator Through a $ 35 Billion Crisis

Bronze:
Agency: SCR (Spain)
Project: Mattheos I

Category 5: public affairs & lobbying

Gold:
Agency: Identia PR (Argentina)
Project: Shifting public opinion on mining

Silver:
Agency: L.C. Williams & Associates (USA)
Project: First Alert’s California CO Campaign

Bronze:
Agency: Athenora Consulting (Belgium)
Project: Lobbying campaign for VINCI Concessions

Category 6: social campaign / corporate social responsibility

Gold:
Agency: Multi Communications (Poland)
Project: Durex “Shamelessly about sex”

Silver:
Agency: Landis Communications (USA)
Project: Benjamin Moore Color Care Across America (Benjamin Moore Paints)

Bronze:
Agency: Ground Floor Media (USA)
Project: Launch of LiveWell Moms Ambassador Program

Category 7: internal communications

Gold:
Agency: Multi Communications (Poland)
Project: Conference of Volkswagen Bank employees in 2011

Silver:
Agency: Multi Communications (Poland)
Project: Volkswagen Bank Poland: 7 steps to customer satisfaction

Bronze:
Agency: Stevens Strategic Communications (USA)
Project: Eriez® Global LINK Newsletter

Category 8: event

Gold:
Agency: Currie Communications (Australia)
Project: Australia Post Kids Teaching Kids Week

Silver:
Agency: Multi Communications (Poland)
Project: Durex “Shamelessly about sex”

Bronze:
Agency: Landis Communications (USA)
Project: Benjamin Moore Color Care Across America (Benjamin Moore Paints)

Category 9: green PR

Gold:
Agency: L.C. Williams & Associates (USA)
Project: Electrolux Reels In Green PR With Vac from the Sea

Silver:
Agency: HWB Communications (Pty) Ltd. (S. Africa)
Project: Cape Town’s Cheetah Outreach Project finds a new home

Bronze:
Agency: HWB Communications (Pty) Ltd. (S. Africa)
Project: Light Efficient Design – “Seeing the World in a new Light”

Category 10: social media communications

Gold:
Agency: The Fearey Group (USA)
Project: Can your robot do this?

Silver:
Agency: L.C. Williams & Associates (USA)
Project: Eureka Sweeps Social Media

Bronze:
Agency: Spider PR (England)
Project: Tyrrell’s Diamond Jubilee Crisps Launch

Category 11: community relations

Gold:
Agency: Landis Communications (USA)
Project: Benjamin Moore Color Care Across America (Benjamin Moore Paints)

Silver:
Agency: Ground Floor Media (USA)
Project: GroundFloor Media Makes a Splash with the USA Swimming Foundation

Bronze:
Agency: Currie Communications (Australia)
Project: Australia Post Kids Teaching Kids Week

Category 12: digital communications

Gold:
Agency: The Fearey Group (USA)
Project: Can your robot do this?

Silver:
Agency: Ground Floor Media (USA)
Project: Online War Room™: Securely Simulating Online Conversations and Crises

Bronze:
Agency: Multi Communications (Poland)
Project: Virtual Shtetl Portal / www.sztetl.org.pl/en/

Category 13: Financial Communications & investor relations

Gold:
Agency: cometis AG (Germany)
Project: Derby Cycle: Successfully fighting the hostile takeover

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